Cameroonian Hydroelectric Plant to Harness River Power

Cameroonian Hydroelectric Plant to Harness River Power

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The government of Cameroon is partnering with French energy giant EDF and the World Bank to fund a $1.2 billion hydroelectric plant, slated…

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South African Telescope Helps Detect Pulsar

South African Telescope Helps Detect Pulsar

REUTERS The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has helped detect a type of star known as a white dwarf pulsar, the first discovery of its…

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4 Elephants + 1 Day =  500 Sheets of Paper

4 Elephants + 1 Day = 500 Sheets of Paper

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA A popular variety of handmade commercial paper has messy beginnings. John Matano’s Nampath Paper is one of 17 Kenyan companies that…

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Ethiopian Entrepreneurs Turn to beekeeping

Ethiopian Entrepreneurs Turn to beekeeping

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Beekeeper Ayenalem Ketema is the proud owner of three hives, which have produced enough honey for the young Ethiopian to build a…

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Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

Africa’s University Enrollment is Rising

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA Although Africa has among the lowest higher education enrollment rates in the world, the 21st century has seen huge growth in…

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South Africa, Zimbabwe  Promote Cooperation

South Africa, Zimbabwe Promote Cooperation

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY South Africa’s Trade and Industry deputy minister is pushing for increased trade between his country and neighboring Zimbabwe. Deputy Minister…

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‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

‘Made in Ghana’ Vehicles Go on Sale

Story and photo by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A Ghanaian inventor and church leader who started out trying to make voice-controlled television sets is telling the world’s auto…

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Mogadishu Prepares for Housing Boom

Mogadishu Prepares for Housing Boom

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Somalia’s elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed…

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Mauritian President Calls for Scientific Innovation

Mauritian President Calls for Scientific Innovation

MEDIA CLUB SOUTH AFRICA She is already a scientist, biologist and president of Mauritius. Now Ameenah Gurib-Fakim can add another role to her list. She…

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Kenya, Uganda Partner on Pipeline Route

Kenya, Uganda Partner on Pipeline Route

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenya and Uganda have agreed on the route for a pipeline that will carry crude oil from Ugandan oilfields to the Kenyan…

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